World Cup of Softball 2012: Picks and Predictions for Entire Tournament

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World Cup of Softball 2012: Picks and Predictions for Entire Tournament
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There should be little doubt that the 2012 USA Softball Women's National Team is the favorite to repeat as champions at the 2012 World Cup of Softball.

The United States women had a great  2011 World Cup of Softball campaign that saw them win their fifth title over Japan, and with the prospect of the sixth on the horizon I can only imagine how tough they will be to beat in this tournament.

That said, the field is going to be tough—it also features teams from the Netherlands, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia and Brazil—so we're bound to see some incredible fast-pitch softball.

Here's a rundown of each game and my predictions for the tournament:

Tournament information and schedule via usasoftball.com

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